Cine Latino: Nueva Venecia


The Main 5 Sat, Nov 12, 2016 11:30 AM
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Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
Focus - Colombia
Release Year:2016
Runtime:80 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Passaparola Films
Director:Emiliano Mazza De Luca
Producer:Emiliano Mazza De Luca
Martha Orozco
Cinematographer:Ricardo Restrepo
Screenwriter:Emiliano Mazza De Luca
Martha Orozco
Editor:Lenz Claure
Guillermo Madeiro
Pablo Riera
Composer:Systema Solar
Cecilia Trajtenberg
Filmography:Multitudes ('13)
Calle de reinas ('11)


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A young man gets a haircut, a group of children play soccer, a doctor tends to an injured patient’s foot, a storekeeper sells household items to a young mother. Life in the small fishing community of Nueva Venicia is like that of any other the world over, with one remarkable difference: the entirety of this small village is perched on stilts above Colombia’s Lake Tota, with homes, schools and even a soccer field floating just a few feet above the country’s largest lake.

Documentary filmmaker Emiliano Mazza De Luca crafts a stunning, lyrical portrait of an honest people in sync with the rhythms of nature yet who find themselves moving through a collective trauma following a devastating massacre carried out by paramilitary forces in late 2000. Through it all, De Luca masterfully captures the spirit and resilience of a people happy to be alive and grateful for the simple pleasures of life in a fishing village: pulling up nets full of trout, dancing to a picó sound system, cheering on the hometown soccer team.

Winner of Best Documentary Film at Biarritz Amerique Latine.

Título: Nueva Venecia

La original comunidad de pescadores Nueva Venecia se alza en pilotes sobre el Lago Tota, en Colombia. Sus casas, escuelas e incluso la cancha de futbol flotan algunos metros por encima del lago más grande del país. Y aunque la vida en Nueva Venecia puede parecerse a la de cualquier otro pueblo, el director de documentales Emiliano Mazza De Luca construye el particular retrato de una comunidad definida por su espíritu y su resiliencia.


"A stunning, lyrical portrait of an honest people in sync with the rhythms of nature."- The Stranger